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Pensioner dies in Northumberland house fire

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  • January 24, 2013
A pensioner has died after a house fire in Northumberland. The fire happened at Garth Cottages in Hexham at about 20:50 GMT on Wednesday, police said. Northumbria Police and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service attended the scene and then exting...

Buxton river crash: Man dies after family cars overturn

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  • January 24, 2013
A 42-year-old father has died after two cars carrying four members of the same family on a school run crashed into a Derbyshire river. The vehicles were being driven along a bridle path near to the Monsal Trail, north of the A6 near Buxton, when they...

Man found dead after Fernhurst house fire

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  • January 24, 2013
A man has been found dead following a fire at a house in West Sussex. The victim is believed to be the 59-year-old occupant of the semi-detached house in Old Glebe, Fernhurst, who lived alone. Emergency services were called by neighbours just after 0...

Cigarette 'caused Milton Keynes recycling centre fire', court rules

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  • January 24, 2013
An electrician's discarded cigarette was the probable cause of a fire which severely damaged a recycling centre near Milton Keynes, judges have ruled. About 80% of Cutts recycling plant in Old Wolverton was destroyed by the 2005 fire, which took two ...

Weymouth rail services delayed by fire under train

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  • January 24, 2013
Trains between Weymouth and Wareham were suspended after a fire underneath a train at the start of the morning rush hour. Up to 20 passengers were led to safety from the train at Upwey Station while the train's crew put the fire out. Services were su...

Guernsey retained firefighters role 'could end' as part of review

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  • January 24, 2013
Retained firefighters in Guernsey have been told their role could end as part of a review of the island's fire and rescue service. The part-time role is being considered after a move to cut costs across the Home Department identified the retainers we...

North Finchley fatal house fire victim 'murdered by husband'

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  • January 24, 2013
A woman whose body was found as fire swept through her north London home is thought have been murdered by her husband, police have said. The victim, thought to be Chloe Siokos, 80, was found dead in the house in Fallow Court Avenue, North Finchley. A...

Chicago warehouse encased in ice after fire

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  • January 24, 2013
An abandoned Chicago warehouse that was engulfed in flames on Tuesday night is now encased in ice. Sub-zero temperatures caused water from the firefighters' hoses to freeze as it hit the building. Emma Owen reports. See Photo Gallery.......... See Vi...

Train derails and catches fire in Salford

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  • January 24, 2013
A chartered passenger train has derailed and caught fire in Salford. Fire crews were called to the incident near Regent Road at around 14:30 GMT after the rear diesel locomotive of the West Coast Railways train caught fire. A British Transport Police...

Barking boxer dog saves Canworthy Water carbon monoxide family

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  • January 24, 2013
A barking dog has saved its family's life when their Cornish home was filled with a "potentially fatal dose" of carbon monoxide (CO). Poppy the boxer dog raised the alarm at the Canworthy Water property in the early hours. Liz Boult, her sons Charlie...

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